Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just Call Me... Desperado...

A couple of days ago, in my Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about how I had been having an evening out at Karaoke, with friends.  This came about because a friend who now lives out in western Canada, was home and wanted to get together with friends to visit and have some fun.

You may also have read that while at Karaoke,and while I was feeling sad about being there without Gordon, a man asked me to dance; I did.  In fact, we danced I believe three (3) times.  The human contact felt good.

Before I continue any further, there's something I must say.

If you know me, or if you have read enough about me, you'll know that sometimes God speaks to me through music.  It has always seemed that whenever I prayed for some issues, God would place songs on my heart and mind; at times, I would even wake up singing the songs.

Usually, the lyrics had some meaning that applied to the issue at hand.

You are probably aware that I had been praying for a long time, that God would heal me from grief and help me to be able to move forward with my life.  From time to time, God placed one song on my heart and mind.  Every time I thought about the song, I just couldn't bring myself to even consider the lyrics.

The song came over and over again.  Until finally, I was waking up with it every single morning.  At least, until around the time that I decided I needed to remove Gordon's clothing from my home. 

As I said, over the course of the last few weeks, almost every day I've awoken with a song on my heart.  No, it's not a Christian song, but then, God doesn't always use Christian music to speak to me.  Sometimes, secular songs fill the bill, as seemed to be the case with this particular song.

The song is Desperado.  Here's a link to the song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TtBFooARUo  The lyrics are below.

"Desperado" by the Eagles
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, (let somebody love you)

You better let somebody love you, before it's too late

Obviously, I have not finished writing what I want to say, so I'll continue, tomorrow.  See you, then!

Until next time...

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